Fall is one of my favorite times in the Capital Region in Upstate New York. We get lots of beautiful weather days, and there are so many nice Fall activities.
We have been hearing about lighted pumpkin displays, and I was excited to hear that a Hollowed Harvest event was in town, in Altamont, NY, not far from the city of Albany.
This event is a walk through experience with thousands of pumpkins, which are carved and lighted. You can purchase tickets online, and the event is held nightly, both weekdays and weekends through Halloween.
* Disclaimer: we received complimentary tickets to this event in exchange for this blog post.
Hollowed Harvest in Altamont is held at the Altamont Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are quite easy to get to, and if you aren’t already familiar with the area, Google Maps can also direct you.
There is ample parking here, and the fairgrounds have a vast area dedicated to parking, so there is definitely no shortage of parking spots.
We showed our tickets at the gate and proceeded to the displays.
The pumpkin displays are on a loop that you walk. I believe it is mostly paved, but there are some uneven spots, so I would recommend comfortable shoes, and if you are going with anyone who is unsteady on their feet, you may want to walk with them and/or bring a small light.
There are time slots on weekdays and weekends (after dark, of course!), and we went on a Saturday evening when the weather was looking good. It was nice to put on a cozy jacket and stroll through the fairgrounds, enjoying the scenery.
The pumpkins were in themed displays, like this butterfly and grasshopper. Most everything was grouped in a theme, and it was fun to see what the displays were.
One of my faves was this tropical theme, complete with volcano!
I really liked this tiki theme!
There were some funny decorations too… I got a kick out of this one!
I would say it took about 45 minutes to walk through if you go at a slow pace. A lot of the displays take a little while to guess what they are, and it is nice to take your time as you go. For example, this could be an elephant or mastadon?
The path is dark, and not lit up, but everyone was moving along the loop and going at a slow pace, so it wasn’t an issue as far as figuring out where to walk.
There is spooky music playing, but nothing that is too scary. There were lots of younger kids here, and I would say it is perfect for little kids. There were lots of parents pushing strollers and walking with toddlers.
The spider display was cute, even though I don’t like spiders!
Here is our video from the spider display:
@anationofmoms Spiders at Hallowed Harvest 🕷 #hollowedharvest #pumpkins #lightedpumpkins #pumpkindisplay #halloween #capitalregion #altamont #capitalregionny #halloweenevents #albanyny #guilderlandny #schenectadyny #capitalregionfamilyfun ♬ Spooky, quiet, scary atmosphere piano songs – Skittlegirl Sound
You are not permitted to bring in outside food or drinks, but there are concessions there where you can purchase snacks. There were some cute displays set up to enjoy while getting your snacks.
This is a neat event to check out, and I would say it is probably best suited for younger children. It was nice to explore the displays on a chilly fall night, and I liked seeing the younger kids being in awe of the lighted pumpkins.
What to bring: warm clothing, comfy shoes (no sandals), gloves, money for snacks.
Visit Hollowed Harvest at https://www.hollowedharvest.com/
What a creative display! Only a few hours from my home and I think the family would enjoy this – based on your review! Thanks for sharing another activity.
What great photos! I loved the spider display – how spooky!
This is so cool! I love visiting places like this and I also hope to one day have an awesome Halloween display that others will want to come visit.
Wow, what a beautiful place to visit!! It still amazes me, that it’s actually that time of the year. 🙂
That is such a great place to go with the family for Halloween! I love all the lighted setups.
So pretty! Looks like a fun time. We have something similar here called Pumpkins After Dark.
That is such a unique place. It looks so fun and changes Halloween away from spooky
This is the coolest place. I need to see if we have one like that around here because I’d LOVE it.
That is such a neat place! I would love to see this in person. My family would absolutely love it.
This is such a cute idea! We did a Christmas walk like this last year, but I’ve never seen anything like it with pumpkins. My boys would love it!
This would be a cool place to check out with my grandchildren. The lights are soo cool.
Aw this looks like a cute place to stroll through with the kids. Bring some warm cider and then I’m sold.
Oh wow, that’s so cool. I’d love to visit this place one day. My boys would love it!
This is perfect for little kids. They are so excited to visit something like this on Halloween. The activities are fun!
This is so cool. The US go all out and creative to celebrate Halloween.
This is totally the coolest and I am sharing this with my brother as his daughter Scarlet will love it! I love this festive time of the year 😉
I’m impressed with the creativity that the host put into this display. I’d love to see it in person.
Oh my! This is so cute and wonderful place to visit with the kids! They’re going to love this!
Wow! What a really wonderful and amazing place to visit for my sisters kids! They’re going to love to be here!
Wow! That harvest and setting looks so pretty, I’d love to see it all lit up like that in person!
What a fun event for kids, it is a great substitute for Halloween.
wow! This is such a magical place! I would like to visit it with my family!
Wow this sounds like a magical place to visit. All the events are fun for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing this with us.
This place looks amazing and spooky! A perfect place for the kids and families to have a great Halloween spooky night.
Nnniiiiccceeeee…I would definitely love it here! I love being in places that are pumpkin-themed!
Woow the lights look so cool. This is the beauty of Halloween. That’s awesome that you get good weather in there. The walk with pumpkin is amazing.
I love how they decorated the place. So fun! Now if only we live nearby. I’d surely go.
Hollowed Harvest event looks so great! Anyone would enjoy this event, especially kids 😍. I would love to visit this place with my niece 🙂.
This Halloween harvest event looks so beautiful. I would love to visit this place.
I love this hollowed harvest pumpkin display at Altamont! All of the photos look amazing. I am originally from NY, and I remember years ago going to a similar pumpkin carving display at Sleepy Hallow, NY, in Westchester county. It was so awesome!
this looks like such a fun cool display.. we just visited one haunted house over the weekend that was super cool.. it is always fun
Amazing! These look so cool and amazing. It’s a very creative idea, one I’d love to see sometime.